Kuwait

Kuwait is among the most fossil fuel rich countries in the world. The country holds one of the world’s largest oil reserves and, as an OPEC member, is a top oil-exporting country. Oil sales represent half of the country’s GDP, and account for 95% of government income. 

Kuwait’s electricity consumption relies almost entirely on oil products and natural gas for power generation. Currently, the country is facing important grid and capacity issues as well as rapidly growing energy demand. As a response to these shortages, the Kuwaiti government is planning to increase generation capacity in the next decades. Most of newly planned capacity will come from natural gas or oil, but the government also aims to generate 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. These targets are to be achieved by capitalizing on the country’s wind and solar energy potential. Kuwait has also set energy efficiency targets to reduce energy consumption by 10% in the residential and industrial sector, as well as to improve power generation efficiency by 5% in the utility sector.

Kuwait is a RCREEE member state since 2014. 

December 24, 2018- Cairo, Egypt: Although the RE markets are not progressing at the same pace in all countries, nevertheless, the Arab region currently possesses adequate experience in following various approaches for deploying RE technologies. Competitive Bidding schemes, feed-in tariff, and net-...
RCREEE is pleased to strategically partner with Terrapinn organizing the The Solar Show MENA 2019. The Solar Show MENA 2019, which is co-located with The Wind Show MENA and The Energy Storage Show MENA, is one of the biggest renewable energy events in the region as its expected to help shaping the...
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have set their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in line with sustainable development goals 7 and 13 and are taking action towards achieving them. Progress is being made and efforts are ongoing, but the implementation is only scratching the...
October 11, 2018: RCREEE Executive Committee Member, Eng. KHALFALLAH , Planning Director, Eng. Ashraf Kraidy and SE Specialist,Eng. Rizk and DG-JRC Project Officerparticipated as speakers at the first webinar on "Energy Efficiency Policies & the Arab Future Energy Index" organized by Copenhagen...
1-4 October 2018, Marrakesh- Morocco: The OAPEC organized the Eleventh Arab Energy Conference. The theme of the Conference was “Energy and Arab Cooperation the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The 3-day conference discussed the transformations in global oil and gas markets and their...
Cairo, 25 July 2018 . The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is delighted to welcome on board seven new interns, as part of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). Hailing from six different member states, namely, Egypt, Djibouti, Morocco, Palestine,...
4-6 June 2018-Brussels, Belgium: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 has dedicated a session tackling opportunities for the energy transition in the Mediterranean and the GCC regions. This session will focus upon the region ambitions plans and policies lifting the energy subsidies and potential to...
Cairo, Egypt –May 2018: Under the patronage of H.E. the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Dr. Ahmed Abul Ghiet and the Kuwaiti Minister of Electricity and Oil, Eng. Bakhit Al Rashidi , RCREEE co-organized in the 4th edition of ARFREE forum in Kuwait from (6 -7) May 2018. This year...
March 2018: In its first edition, RCREEE participates at Kuwait Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit” as a prime supporting association. RCREEE Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Badr is invited as an advisory panel member along with Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Director of studies,...
AFEX EE 2017 report: Remarkable progress in the Arab Energy Efficiency markets and unprecedented wave of subsidy reforms in the region “Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco continue spearheading” Cairo, Egypt – 4 March, 2018 –The recently issued Arab Future Energy Index™ (AFEX)- Energy Efficiency (EE) 2017...

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Description: Land Use Agreements (LUAs) of public owned lands to be used for Renewable Energy (RE) projects are legally binding agreements that needs to be carefully drafted, discussed, reviewed and understood before executing it.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: This document represent a model for Land Use Agreement For Renewable Energy Electricity Generating Facilities In RCREEE Member States
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: This document represents a model for Power Purchase Agreement For Electricity Generated From Renewable Energy In RCREEE Member States.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: Given the existing diverse regulatory and legislative practices on renewable energy in the RCREEE region, the power purchase agreement (PPA) is a highly complex component of any renewable energy (RE) project.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: The intention behind monitoring and evaluation is to inform interested parties about the performance of the national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAP’s) and to improve the planning as well as the design of the future one’s.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX Energy Efficiency 2013 provides an assessment of countries’ progress in energy efficiency according to four evaluation categories: Energy Pricing, Policy Framework, Institutional Capacity and Utility.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX Renewable Energy 2013 provides an assessment of current conditions for development of renewable energy and progress to date in the Arab region according to four evaluation categories: Market Structure, Policy Framework, Institutional Capacity....
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English

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